Okowa appoints UNIBEN alumnus into cabinet

Okowa appoints UNIBEN alumnus into cabinet

Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has appointed an Alumnus of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) into his cabinet. The permanent Secretary, Government House, Mr Edwin Ogidi-Gbegbaje, in a statement he signed on Friday announced Chiedu Ebie as Secretary to the State Government. He said in the statement that Governor Okowa, also approved the


DELTA STATE GOVERNOR, IFEANYI OKOWA

Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has appointed an Alumnus of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) into his cabinet.

The permanent Secretary, Government House, Mr Edwin Ogidi-Gbegbaje, in a statement he signed on Friday announced Chiedu Ebie as Secretary to the State Government.

He said in the statement that Governor Okowa, also approved the appointment of Olorugun David Edevbie, Chief of Staff; and Rt. Hon. Funkekeme Solomon, Senior Political Adviser.

Their appointments, according to the Governor, take immediate effect.

A statement by the Public Relations Officer of the University of Benin Alumni association, Kevin ‘kaka’ Omokaro, said the SSG holds a Bachelor of Law Degree from the Faculty of Law, University of Benin, Benin City (1991).

Recall that Ebie had served as the Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education in the previous administration of the Governor.

He said, prior to his appointment, Ebie was a Commissioner in 2015.

The appointee was the Managing Director/CEO of Millennium Oil & Gas Company Limited (MOGCL), where he led a wholly domestically owned company operating under the umbrella of Nigeria’s indigenization program in exploring and producing hydrocarbon resources.

Before becoming Managing Director of MOGCL, Mr Ebie had past experience guiding the boutique law firm Okonjo, Odiawa & Ebie – Legal Practitioners.

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Expectations are high that he will bring his wealth of experience to bear in his assignment.

CHIEDU EBIE, SECRETARY TO DELTA STATE GOVERNMENT
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